Accession Number : AD1030380

Title :   Submicron Surface-Patterned Fibers and Textiles

Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Personal Author(s) : Stolyarov,Alexander M ; Khudiyev,Tural ; Hou,Chong ; Fink,Yoel

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Report Date : 04 Nov 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Presently, the worldwide annual production volume of textile fibers is nearly one hundred million metric tons. [1] Most of these fibers undergo chemical treatments to achieve properties such as color, hydrophobicity, antimicrobial, UV-protection and others.[2,3,4,5] These chemical based textile treatments come with significant societal penalties, including adverse health and environmental effects as well as tremendous energy expenditures.[6,7 ,8 ,9 ,10,11,12,13,14,15,16]Therefore, alternative and sustainable strategies to achieve textile surface functionality is highly desired. Here we present a chemical-free, all-structural fiber surface patterning technique that facilitates textile surface functionality while at the same time being safe, environmentally friendly, and cost effective.

Descriptors :   fibers , patterns , textiles , materials processing , polymers , chemistry , fabrication , manufacturing

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE